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Acton Capital Partners

Acton Capital Partners

Acton Capital Partners is an independent, partner-led specialist investor in internet-based, consumer-oriented businesses.

Acton Capital Partners GmbH is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed/start-ups; early venture; mid venture; late venture; growth equity; expansions; organic growth; consolidations; growth by acquisition; PIPEs; and bridge financing. The firm invests in: platforms, software as a service, retail, consumer-oriented businesses in e-commerce, media, and marketplace, Internet advertising, web broadcasts, and cybercasts, online entertainment, diversified telecommunication services, catalog retail, internet-enabled B2C companies, mobile, multiline retail, publishing, and Internet-based sectors.

History

Acton Capital Partners GmbH was founded in April 2008 by Christoph Braun, Frank Seehaus, Jan-Gisbert Schultze and Paul-Bernhard Kallen and is based in Munich, Germany, with an additional office in Berlin, Germany. Since 1999 they have invested more than EUR 350 million in more than 65 Internet-based business models, across four generations of funds. Acton invests worldwide, with a strong focus on Europe and North America.

Investments

Acton invests more than 70 percent in Europe and less than 30 percent in the rest of the world, including North America and the Middle East. The firm seeks to invest new equity capital between €1 million ($1.30 million) and €20 million ($27.41 million) in companies with an enterprise value between €5 million ($6.49 million) and €100 million ($130 million). The firm prefers to take qualified majority stakes and minority stakes in its portfolio companies. Acton has made over 70 investments and raised a total of €520M across 4 funds, one of the latest ones being Heureka Growth Fund II. This fund was announced on Oct 26, 2015, and raised a total of €170M.

Timeline

Cluno

€7,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

Koio

$3,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

COMATCH

€8,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

Sofatutor

€3,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES D)

HomeToGo

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES C)

Mobify

$15,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

Zenjob

€5,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

Zenjob

€3,000,000

SEED FUND

Mobify

VENTURE CAPITAL

Chef's Plate

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

Iwoca

£21,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES C)

Chef's Plate

$4,540,910

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

COMATCH

€4,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A

HomeToGo

$20,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

ELOQUII

$15,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

FINANZCHECK.de

€33,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES C)

Mobify

$10,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

Mambu

€8,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

Heureka Growth Fund II

€170M

GetSafe

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

Iwoca

$20,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

Tictail

$22,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

HomeToGo

€6,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A

Sofatutor

$4,616,683

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES C)

Clio

$20,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES C)

MyOptique

£8,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES C)

Indochino

$13,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

windeln.de

$19,600,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

Sofatutor

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

fashionforhome.com

UNDISCLOSED FUNDING

KupiVIP

$38,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES D)

Clio

$6,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

tolingo translations

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

Indochino

$4,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

Momox

UNDISCLOSED FUNDING

Etsy

$20,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES E)

mytheresa_com

VENTURE CAPITAL

MyOptique

£10,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

Glasses Direct

$14,553,229

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

TeamPages

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

sevenload

$38,732,500

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

Indochino

$250,000

VENTURE CAPITAL

Heureka Growth Fund

€150M

mokono

UNDISCLOSED FUNDING

Etsy

$27,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES D)

TeamPages

$500,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

Mahalo

$16,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

Burda Digital Ventures II

€80M

AbeBooks

VENTURE CAPITAL

GameDuell

SEED FUND

JustBooks

VENTURE CAPITAL

Burda Digital Ventures I

€120M

People

Name
Role
Related Golden topics

BENEDIKT SUDBROCK

GENERAL COUNSEL

CHRISTINA CATANIA

CHRISTOPH BRAUN

MANAGING PARTNER

DAVID FISCHER

ANALYST

DOMINIK ALVERMANN

PRINCIPAL

DOMINIQUE KRÖTZ

TEAM ASSISTANT

FRANK SEEHAUS

MANAGING PARTNER

FRITZ OIDTMANN

MANAGING PARTNER

HANNES BLUM

VENTURE PARTNER

JAN-GISBERT SCHULTZE

MANAGING PARTNER

JÖRG WERNET

DIRECTOR FINANCE

JULIUS LÜHR

ANALYST

PAUL-BERNHARD KALLEN

MANAGING PARTNER

SEBASTIAN WOSSAGK

MANAGING PARTNER

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type

"Braver in Terms of Technology" - a Talk with Acton Capital Partners - Munich Startup

Web

Acton Capital Partners - Acton Capital Partners is a leading European late-stage venture capital firm | Startup Ranking

Web

Acton Capital Partners - CB Insights

Web

Acton Capital Partners - Heureka Conference

Web

Acton Capital Partners -- Venture Funds -- Business angels and industry experts - participants of IDCEE.

Web

Acton Capital Partners | Closing Circle

Web

Acton Capital Partners | EU-Startups

Web

Acton Capital Partners | ZoomInfo.com

Web

Acton Capital Partners garners over $110 mln for second fund - PE Hub

Iris Dorbian

Web

Acton Capital Partners Investor Profile: Portfolio & Exits | PitchBook

Web

Acton Capital Partners leads $6 million funding in Chef's Plate

Web

DLD Conference Finance Partner: Acton Capital Partners

Web

German late-stage VC Acton closes fresh $200 million fund

Robin Wauters

Web

Late-stage comeback: Acton Capital Partners in 150M final close of new fund

FredDestin.com

Web

Tag: Acton Capital Partners

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Investor Acton Capital Explains What Their Claim 'Growth Driven By Reason' Means

Dec 16, 2016

Mergers and Acquisitions News: Oct. 25, 2018

Nordic Tech Tour 2014 Interview with Sebastian Wossagk, Managing Partner Acton Capital Partners

Nordic Tech Tour 2014 Interview with Sebastian Wossagk, Managing Partner Acton Capital Partners

ul 29, 2014

People of crypto - Aline Vedder

TOA16 - Frank Seehaus Managing Partner at Acton Capital Partners

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

AbeBooks

Alando

Audibene

blog.de

BS24

Chefs Plate

CHIP

Ciao

Clio

Cluno

Comatch

Computeruniverse

Cyberport

Edelight

ElitePartner

Eloquii

Escapio

Etsy

Fashion For Home

Finanzcheck

Freska

GameDuell

Glasses Direct

HolidayCheck

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References